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1973 Nissan Violet vs. 2012 Buick LaCrosse

To start off, 2012 Buick LaCrosse is newer by 39 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 1973 Nissan Violet. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 1973 Nissan Violet would be higher. At 2,400 cc (4 cylinders), 2012 Buick LaCrosse is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (182 HP @ 6700 RPM) has 111 more horse power than 1973 Nissan Violet. (71 HP @ 5400 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse should accelerate faster than 1973 Nissan Violet. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2012 Buick LaCrosse weights approximately 780 kg more than 1973 Nissan Violet. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 1973 Nissan Violet is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 1973 Nissan Violet. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2012 Buick LaCrosse, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2012 Buick LaCrosse (233 Nm @ 4900 RPM) has 101 more torque (in Nm) than 1973 Nissan Violet. (132 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2012 Buick LaCrosse will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 1973 Nissan Violet.

Compare all specifications:

1973 Nissan Violet 2012 Buick LaCrosse
Make Nissan Buick
Model Violet LaCrosse
Year Released 1973 2012
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1595 cc 2400 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Horse Power 71 HP 182 HP
Engine RPM 5400 RPM 6700 RPM
Torque 132 Nm 233 Nm
Torque RPM 4000 RPM 4900 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline / Electric Hybrid
Drive Type Rear Front
Vehicle Weight 960 kg 1740 kg
Vehicle Length 4130 mm 5001 mm
Vehicle Width 1590 mm 1857 mm
Vehicle Height 1410 mm 1504 mm
Wheelbase Size 2460 mm 2837 mm


 

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